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Mary is a painter and printmaker living in Dublin.  Born in Wexford She studied visual communication and 3D design at DIT in Dublin, and painting at Chelsea College of Art, London, and in New Zealand. She also lived in Belize and (for eleven years) in Kazakhstan; during her time there She published two books of photojournalism on Central Asia. She repatriated in 2014.

A member of Black Church Print Studio. Mary has been selected for many group exhibitions including the RHA Annual Exhibition, RUA Annual Exhibition and Cairde, The Model Sligo, and has completed a residency in Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her work is included in many public and private collections including The Office of Public Works, The Environmental Protection Agency, Wexford County Council, The Devlin Hotel, Holles St. Hospital Collection, and CITI.  Most recently She completed four large scale commissions in Capitol Dock Dublin and won the Galway County Council Purchase Prize at Impressions Biennale 2019.


2020 KEEL, Solo exhibition, So Fine Art Editions, Dublin.

2019 DLR Open, Utopia Dystopia

2019 Over Nature, Curated by Valerie Ceregini

Touring: Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Limavady.

St Luke’s Crypt, Cork. Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin.

Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon

Luan Gallery, Athlone.

2019 Wall mural x 4 commissioned for Capital Dock, Dublin

2019 189 RHA Annual Exhibition

2019 Impressions Biennale, Galway County Council Purchase Prize winner

2019 So Fine Art Editions Summer Show

2019 Discover Print, Greenacres, Wexford

2019 VUE represented by Black Church Print Studio and So Fine Art Editions

2019 Art=430-790THz, WFO

2019 Halftone, Photo Ireland

2019 44 The Quay Waterford

2018 188 RHA Annual Exhibition

2018 137 RUA Annual Exhibition

2018 The Devlin Hotel, Ranelagh

2018 Art=430-790THz, WFO

2018 The Model Sligo, CAIRDE Visual

2018 INPRINT BCPS Members show at Greenacres

2018 VUE represented by Black Church Print Studio

2018 44 The Quay Waterford

2018 So Fine Art Editions Winter Show

2017 The Model presents Cairde Visual, Sligo

2107 Impressions Biennale, Galway, Curated by Jason Hicklin (UK)

2017 VUE represented by So Fine Art Editions

2017 VUE represented by Black Church Print Studio

2017 Halftone, Photo Ireland

2017 ‘Unframed’ Pier printers, Film base, Temple Bar

2017 Greenacres, Wexford Festival Opera

2017 Something Artful this way comes, Wexford Festival Opera

2017 Printmakers Gallery Dublin

2017 INCOGNITO – Jack and Jill Foundation, first artwork out of 1500 purchased

2017 SO Fine Art Editions Winter group show

2016 Halftone, Photo Ireland

2016 RA Summer exhibition London, Final selection / not hung

2016 Member Black Church Print Studio

2015 Halftone, Photo Ireland

2015 Bronze award– Colour, Irish Times Amateur Photographer of the year award

2015 All that glitters is gold, Greenacres Wexford,

2014 Three Visions, Art Centre Almata

2010 Air Astana’s Tengri Magazine, featured article, ‘Spirit of Kazakhstan’, May 

2008 From Chaos to Order, The Norman Gallery, Monks grange, Co Wexford

2007 Once in a blue moon, Cockleshell Gallery, Duncannon Fort, Co Wexford

2007 IRELAND’S HOMES INTERIORS & Living, front cover

2007 Greenacres Summer Exhibition

2006 Art @ Wexford Vocational College, Wexford Festival Opera – Group 

2006 Greenacres Wexford Festival Opera

2004 Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Co Waterford

2004 Kelly’s Resort Hotel Art Exhibition – WFO – Group Exhibition

2003 The Dye house Gallery, Summer Show

2003 Boyle Arts Week

2003 An tOireachteas, Dublin

2001 Greenacres Art Exhibition, Wexford Festival Opera – Group 

2001 Art @ Wexford Vocational College, Wexford Festival Opera – Group 

2000, Wexford Arts Centre, “Three Visions” – Group Exhibition

2000 New Zealand Best Design Awards 2000 – Highly Commended

1995 / 1994 Wexford Festival Opera, Greenacres, Solo Exhibition

1985 Degree Show Work published in The Irish Times

1985 Finalist in The Kilkenny Design Awards


1986 Kilkenny Design, One year, Butler House, Awarded from Final year exhibition

2018 Tyrone Guthrie Centre


2015 Dublin Art Book Fair, Temple Bar Galleries, Dublin

2014 Chai and Chat, Book launch, Almaty, Astana, Atyrau, Kazakhstan

2013 Head over Heels Book launch, Almaty, Kazakhstan Embassy Pall Mall London


Office of Public Works, Dublin. Devlin Hotel, Ranelagh, Dublin.

Environment Protection Agency.  Wexford County Council Municipal Collection.  Galway County Council Collection. Beat FM, Waterford.  Holles St. Hospital Collection. Ferry Carrick Hotel, Wexford. Vocational Educational College, Wexford. Shymbulak Ski Resort. Deloitte. Grolsch. Citi.

Belize Audubon Society.

Instagram: @maryoconnorart